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accurite anatomist, and is said to have dis The coast is plentifully stored with round fish, pil. covered the lacteal vessels, as well as to have chard, herring, mackrel, and cod.

Carew. made some discoveries in botany.

Buy my herring fresh.

Swift, HER'PES, n. s. Gr. pris. A cutaneous HERRING. See CLUPEA. imflammation of two kinds: miliaris, or pos

HERRING FISHERY. See FISHERY. tularis, which is like millet-seed upon the skin; HERRING (Thomas), archbishop of Canlerand excedens, which is more corrosive and pe- bury, was the son of the Rev. John Herring, netrating, so as to form little ulcers.

rector of Walsoken in Norfolk, where he was A farther progress towards acrimony maketh a born in 1693. He was educated at the free herpes; and, if the access of acrimony be very great, grammar school of Wisbech, and at Jesus Colit maketh an herpes excedens. Wiseman's Surgery. lege, Cambridge; was afterwards chosen fellow

HERQUI, or ErQui, a village of France, in of Corpus Christi College, and continued a the department of the North Coasts, with a har tutor there upwards of seven years. Having bour on the British Channel ; eighteen miles entered into orders, in 1719, he was successively west of St. Malo, and four and a half E. N. E. minister of Great Shelford, Stow cum Qui, and of St. Brieux.

Trinity in Cambridge; chaplain to Dr. FleetHERQUI Bay, and HerQUI POINT, a bay and wood, bishop of Ely; rector of Rettingdon' in cape on the coast of the above village. Sir Essex, and of Barly in Hertfordshire; preacher Sidney Smith sailed into this bay on the 17th of to the Society of Lincoln's Inn, chaplain in

(arch, 1796, and destroyed several French ordinary to king George II., rector of Blechships.

ingley in Surrey, and dean of Rochester. In HERRENBERG, a town of Germany, in 1737 he was consecrated bishop of Bangor, and Wurtemberg, fourteen miles S. S. E. of Stutt- in 1743 he was made archbishop of York. gard.

When the rebellion broke vut in 1745, and the HERRENBREITUNGEN, a town of Fran- king's troops were defeated at Prestonpans, he conia, in Henneberg, on the Werra.

convened the nobility, gentry, and clergy of his HERRENGRUND, a mining town of Hun- diocese, and addressed them in an animated gary, four miles N.N.W. of Neusohl. Near it speech; which had such an effect, that a subis a productive spring, impregnated with sul- scription ensued, to the amount of £40,000; phate of copper ; the metal is obtained in the and the example was followed by the nation in form of an oxide by precipitation with iron in general. On the death of Dr. Potter, in 1747, the usual way, and is called cement-copper. he was translated to the see of Canterbury; but Here is also a subterraneous passage leading in 1753 was seized with a violent fever, which from the town to a place called Stara Hora, or brought him to the brink of the grave; and, the Old Hill.

after languishing about four years, he died on HERRERA, a town of Spain, in Old Cas- the 13th of March, 1757. He expended uptile, thirty-two miles N. N.W. of Burgos. wards of £6000 in repairing and adorning the

HERRERA (Ferdinand de), an eminent Spanish palaces of Croydon and Lambeth. This worthy poet of the sixteenth century, was born at Seville, prelate possessed, in a most eminent degree, the and principally succeeded in the lyric poetry. virtues of public life ; he was an excellent Besides his poems, he wrote notes on "Garci- preacher, and a true friend to religious and civil lasso de la Vega, and an account of the war of liberty. After his death was published a Cyprus, and the battle of Lepanto, &c. volume of bis sermons on public occasions. HERRERA TORDESILLAS (Anthony), a Spanish

HERRNHUT, a small towu of Saxony, in historian, secretary to Vespasian Gonzaga, vice- Upper Lusatia, built by count Zinzendorf in roy of Naples, and afterwards historiographer of 1722 for the use of the Moravian brethren. Its the Indies, under Philip II., who allowed him manufactures consist of cotton and linen stuffs, a considerable pension. He wrote a general stockings, sealing-wax, hats, colored paper, I Üstory of the Indies, in Spanish, from 1492 to ribands, and utensils of copper, brass, and steel. 1554; and of the World (not so much esteemed) Its observatory and burial-ground on an adjafrom 1554 to 1598. He died in 1625, aged cent hill are worthy attention. Before the about sixty-six.

erection of this place, the Moravian brethren HERRÍCK (Robert), a poet of the seven were scattered throughout the continent. It is teenth century, was a native of London; and nowthe capital of the Moravian establishments, educated at St. John's College, and Trinity and from it the brethren frequently take the Hall, Cambridge. He took orders, and in 1629 name of Herrnhutters. It is six miles south of was presented to the living of Dean Prior in Lobau. Inhabitants about 1800. Devonshire. Under the government of Crom HERSCHELL (Sir William), LL.D., the well he suffered deprivation; but he recovered distinguished astronomer, was son of a musician his benefice after the Restoration, which he did of Hanorer, born November 15th, 1738. He not long survive. His compositions were pub- was destined by his father for his own profeslished in 1648 under the title of Hesperides, or sion, and placed at the age of fourteen in the the Works both Humane and Divine of Robert band of the Hanoverian guards. Quitting this Herrick, 8vo. A selection from them, with an regiment abruptly, he arrived in England in account of the author, by Dr. Nott, was again 1757; and obtained the patronage of the earl of printed at Bristol in 1810; and a complete Darlington. He also succeeded in conducting edition at Edinburgh in 1823, 2 vols. 8vo. several concerts, oratorios, &c., in the palatinate

HER'RING, n. s. Sax. þæring; Teut. ,her- of Durham, and the neighbourhood. In 1766 ing; Belg. herink. A small sea fish.

he became organist at Halifax; then at the

Pope.

Octagon chapel, Bath, which, together with his On all the line a sudden vengeance waits, pupils, produced him a good income. He had And frequent herses shall besiege your gates. now for some time devoted his leisure hours to the mathematics and astronomy; and set about HERSE. Fr. herce, i.e. a harrow. In forticonstructing a telescope for himself: he soon fication, a lattice, or portcullis, in form of a harproduced a seven, a ten, and a twenty feet row, beset with iron spikes. It is usually hung reflector, having in the latter case used nearly by a rope fastened to a manlinet; to be cut, in 200 object mirrors before he could satisfy him- case of surprise, or when the first gate is broself. From this period he gradually withdrew ken with a petard, that the herse may fall, and from his musical engagements. Late in 1779 be stop up the passage of the gate or other entrance began a survey of the heavens with a seven feet of å fortress. It is otherwise called a sarrasin, reflector, and after eighteen months' labor, dis or cataract; and when it consists of straight covered, on the 13th of March, 1781, a new stakes, without any cross pieces, it is called planet, which he named the Georgium Sidus. orgues. This drew upon him the public attention, and Herse is also a harrow which the beseiged, the patronage of his late majesty; who, by the for want of chevaux de frise, lay in the way, or settlement of a handsome salary, enabled him to in breaches, with the points up, to incommode devote the rest of his life to astronomy, at Dat- the march of the enemy's horse or infantry. chett, near Windsor, and at Slough ; where he HERSELF, pron. See HER. A female in.commenced the erection of his forty feet tele dividual as distinguished from others ; mistress scope, and completed it in 1787. In 1783 he of her own thoughts; the oblique case of the discovered a volcanic mountain in the moon, reciprocal pronoun. and from farther observations, with the assist The daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash her ance of his instrument, in 1787, two others were self.

Erodus. plainly distinguished, emitting fire from their She returned answer to herself.

Judges. summits; he also ascertained that the Georgium Not that I may encresen hire honour, Sidus was surrounded with rings, and had six

For she hireselven, is honour and rote satellites, &c. In 1802 Herschell laid before the

Of bountee, next hire sone ; and soules bote.

Chaucer. The Prioresse's Tale. Royal Society a catalogue of 5000 new nebulæ,

The jealous o'er-worn widow and herself, nebulous stars, planetary nebulæ, and clusters of

Since that our brother dubb'd them gentlewomen, stars, which he had discovered; and received

Are mighty gossips in this monarchy. Shakspeare. from the university of Oxford the honorary de And while vain pomp does her restrain gree of doctor of laws, which was followed up, Within her solitary buwer, in 1816, by the Guelphic order of knighthood She courts herself in amorous vein, from the regent. He continued his astronomical Herself both Danae and the shower. Murvell, observations till within a short period of his The more she looks, the more her fears increase, death, which took place at Slough in August, At nearer sight; and she's herself the less. 1822.

Dryden. HERSCHELL, the name given by some foreign HERSENT (Charles), a French divine of the ers to the new planet, called Georgium Sidus by seventeenth century, who wrote a work entitled Dr. Herschell, who discovered it. See Ag- Optati Galli de cavendo Schismate. As in this TRONOMY.

work he charged Cardinal Richelieu with views HERSE, n. s. & v.a. ? See HEARSE. A inimical to the Gallican church, he was obliged

HERSE'LIKE, adj. temporary monument to quit France, and retire to Rome; where he raised over a grave; the carriage in which incurred censure from the Inquisition, by pubcorpses are drawn at a funeral : herselike, fu- lishing some peculiar opinions on the doctrine of nereal ; suitable to funerals; dull; dismal. grace, and was excommunicated. He then And, after that, about the herses

returned to France; wrote a Paraphrase on Full many orisons and verses,

Solomon's Song, with other tracts; and died in Withouten note, ful softely

1660. Said were ; and that full hertily

HERSILIA, the wife of Romulus, the first T'hat all the night, till it was day, The peple in the church con pray.

king of Rome. After her death she was deified, Chaucer's Dreame.

and worshipped under the names of Horta and

Orta. I would my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear. 0, would she were hersed

HIERSILLON, in the military art, a sort of at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin.

plank or beam, ten or twelve feet long, whose

Shakspeare. two sides are driven full of spikes or nails to Even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's incommode the march of the infantry or cavalry. harp, you shall hear as many herselike airs as carols. The word is a diminutive of herse.

Bacon. HERTFORD, or HartFORD, the county The Grecians spitefully drew from the darts the town of liertfordshire, and a borough sending

two members to parliament, stands on the river And hersed it, bearing it to fleet. Chapman. .

Lea, twenty-one miles worth of London. Its The house is hersed about with a black wood,

British name appears to have been Durocobriva, Which nods with many a heavy-headed tree.

Crashaw.

or the Red-Ford, from the color of the gravel at When mourning nymphs attend their Daphuis' the bottom of the river: others derive it from herse,

hart a deer, there formerly having been great Who does not weep that reads the moving verse ? numbers here. It has also been written Here

Roscommon. ford. See the county. The arms of the town

corse,

are a hart couchant in the water ; but they are continue twelve days; and are conducted upon probably derived from the name of the town. the general plan of the collegiate examinations Alfred erected a castle here to check the de- of our universities, particularly of Cambridge, predations of the Danes, who came by water The questions are framed with a view to ascerfrom the Thames to Ware; and several Saxon tain the degree of progress and actual protimonarchs held courts here. There are in Hert- ciency in each particular department on the subford two parish churches, All Saints' and St. jects studied during the term; and the answers, Andrew's. The governors of Christ's Hospital, in all practicable cases, are given in writing, in in London, have a gallery in the latter for the the presence of the professors, and without reaccommodation of the children of their school ference to books. After the examination is over, here, which contains about 400 boys and sixty the professor of each department reviews, at his girls. Here are three dissenters' meeting-houses, leisure, the papers he has received, and places, a well-established Sunday-school, and a public as nearly as he can, each individual in the numecharity-school for boys and girls. The county rical order of his relative merit, and in certain gaol and penitentiary-house is a new and com.uo- divisions implying his degree of positive merit. dious building. The town has had several char. These arrangements are finally subject to the ters of incorporation, but is now governed by a control of the whole collegiate body. Besides mayor, a high-steward (who is generally a noble- these classifications, prize-medals, books, and man), a recorder, nine aldermen, a town clerk, honorary distinctions, are awarded to those who achamberlain,ten capital burgesses, sixteen assist- are the heads of classes, or as high as second, ants, and two sergeants at mace. The county third, fourth, or fifth, in two, three, four, or five, election is held here in the shire-hall, a noble departments. The course of study occupies two building erected by Mr. Adam, in 1780. The years, and is designed to commence at such an electors of the borough consist of householders, age, that the student may be ready to proceed to and such freenien as were inhabitants when India by the time he is eighteen or nineteen made free. The number of voters exceeds 620. years old : having thus begun the study of the In the reign of William I. a priory of Benedic- oriental languages, he is prepared to prosecute tine monks was founded here, under the abbey them with advantage at Calcutta, so as to proof St. Alban's : the remains of its castle consist ceed to any official appointment on arriving at at present of a gate-house, and an ancient wall his majority. with angular towers. The market on Saturday Each pupil, of whom there are eighty, pays is well supplied with grain. Fairs, second £100 per annum to the college; which is not Saturday before Easter-Sunday, Old May-day, thought to cost the company more than £10,000 Old Midsummer-day, and November 8th, all for a year. Among its professors this college has cattle.

already ranked the distinguished names of Sir HERTFORD COLLEGE, is an important es. James Mackintosh and Mr. Malthus. tablishment of the East India Company at Hert HERTFORDSHIRE, a county of England, ford. The establishment of this college arose which, as well as those of Bedford and Bucks, out of a project of the marquis of Wellesley; belonged to the Cassii, or Catieuchlani, terms who, during his administration in India, founded signifying men in hostility, or of battle; the latter at Calcutta a collegiate institution, to provide particularly meaning warriors of the coverts. the means of acquiring a knowledge of the lan- After the Romans had obtained possession of the guages, the laws, and the local usages of our island, it was included in the province or district Indian empire. The directors of the East India called Flavia Cæsariensis. During the Saxon Company disapproved in part of the plans of usurpation it was unequally divided between the governor-general; but they at the same time the kingdom of the East Saxons and that of felt the necessity of giving some knowledge 10 Mercia.—The name of Hertford, the county those whom they had nominated as writers : the town, seems to be derived from much the same result was the establishment of the Hertford source as that of the county just described. It College.

was also written Hereford by the Saxon authors, The system of instruction here adopted holds which is thought to be a corruption of Here Ford, a medium between the strictness of our public i. e. the Army's Ford. schools and the laxity of the English universities. This is an inland county, situated between the Every youth, upon being nominated by a direc- parallels of 51° 37' and 52° 5' N. lat. It is tor, must, previous to his admission, produce a bounded on the north and west by Bedfordshire testimonial from his schoolmaster, and pass an and Cambridgeshire, by Buckinghamshire on the examination in Greek, Latin, and arithmetic, west, by Essex on the east, and by Middlesex before the professors : those who are found on ahe south. • It measures,' says Mr. Young, deficient are remanded till another period; "twenty-eight miles from east to west, thirty-six for the lectures of the different professors in miles from north to south, and 130 miles in cirthe college are given in a manner to make pre- cumference.' It contains eight hundreds, nineparation necessary, and to encourage most effec- teen market-towns, 120 parishes, and 949 villatually habits' of future application. They em- ges. It is in the dioceses of London and Linbrace, in substance, all the important parts of coln, the province of Canterbury, and is included classical literature, the oriental languages, the in the home circuit. elerients of mathematics and natural philosophy, Of the climate of this county Mr. Young the laws of England, general history, and poli- writes, “I met with no registers of the weather:

nor would they probably have contained any Examinations take place twice a year, which thmg materially different frons other countien

tical economy.

equally southern. The harvest is not forwarder thence the course of the Colne, till it leaves the here than in Cambridgeshire; and in the thick- county.—The few medicinal springs of this proest woodland parts, where the soil is wet, it is vince are chiefly chalybeate; these are confined not so forward as in the more open parts of that to the south part. Some incrustating springs adjacent county.' The air, however, is deemed have been noticed near Colthall, in the northern generally mild and healthy. The surface is in part of the county.-The agricultural produce many parts richly diversified with hill and dale, consists principally of wheat, barley, and apples: clothed with noble woods, and thickly studded there are no minerals of any consequence. with numberless parks attached to the seats of Hertfordshire sends six members to parliament: the nobility and gentry.

viz. two for the county, two for Hertford, two for The soils, as delineated on Mr. Young's map, St. Alban's. are of the following character: Much the largest Hertfordshire has produced the following celeportion, occupying all the western border, and brated characters : viz. St. Alban, the protoextending diagonally beyond the middle of the martyr of England, born at Verulam, now St. county, as far as Wotton-Wood Hall, and also Alban's, in the third century. He suffered durround Hertford, is loam of different qualities. ing the Dioclesian persecution, A. D. 303.The next portion is clay, occupying two districts; John Shute, lord viscount Barrington, a learned the smallest of which is the southern, a stiff

, and pious nobleman and theological writer, was harsh, and tenacious soil; the other, which is born at Theobalds, 1678. Died 1734.—Nicholas much the largest, is the north-east district, consist. Brekespeare, Pope Adrian IV., the only Enging of rather a strong wet loam, on a stiff basis of lishman who ever attained that dignity, was born clay-marl. The chalky district extends along at Langley near St. Alban's; he died, not witha great part of the north-west borders, south-west out suspicion of poison, in 1159.—The pious and due east of Baldock the eastern extremity. and amiable poet Cowper, was born at BerkhamBut chalk forms the basis, at different depths, of stead, 1741; died April 25th, 1800.—Richard the whole county. The surface chalk consists of Cromwell, eldest son of Oliver, was born at two variations :-chalk with no other mixture Cheshunt, 1626; died 1712.-Sir Richard Fanthan what ages of cultivation and manuring have shawe, a statesman and poet, born at Ware, added, and what is called marm, which is a 1607; died 1666.-Robert Hill, a remarkable white marl, from a mixture of a portion of clay. self-taught linguist; born at Tring, 1699; died Both these soils are good, but the latter is the 1777.-Sir John King, an eminent lawyer, born best. The fourth, or last district, is denominated at St. Alban's, 1639; died about 1677.- Sir John

poor gravel.' It is a small triangular patch, Mandeville, a remarkable traveller, born at having the town of Hatfield nearly in the centre St. Alban's; died at Liege, 1371.-Thomas of its base. Besides these, there is a small slip Stanley, a learned poet and historian, born in this of rich loam extending along the borders of the county, in 1644; died 1678.- John Walker, the county, between Theobald's and Hoddesdon. worthy author of the Pronouncing Dictionary, But all these soils are extremely varied and in- and several other valuable works,born at Barnet, termixed.

1732; died 1807.-Seth Ward, a learned divine The principal rivers are the Lea and the Colne, and mathematician born at Buntingford, 1617; and these two are composed of inany inferior died in a state of insanity, 1689. Hertford, the streams, most of whose sources lie in this county. county town, gives the title of marquis to the The Lea rises near Lea-Grove Bedfordshire, Seymour-Conway family. This county may be enters Herts near Bower Heath, and, traversing said in general to be destitute of manufactures; the county in a north-westerly direction, joins yet not entirely so. Plaiting straw is a resource the Stort about a mile east of Hoddesdon, then for poor women and children in one part of the runs nearly south, and continues with that river, county, and is carried on to a great extent in and for the most part, the boundary of the county near Dunstable, and at Redbourne, St. Alban's, towards the east. The Colne, being the same Berkhamstead, Hitchin, &c.—Malt is also made river that is called Verulam, Verlam, or Muse to a considerable extent. River, rises in the hundred of Dacorum, near HERTHA, or HURThus, in mythology, a godMarget Street, and the confines of Bedfordshire. dess worshipped by the ancient Germans. She It runs S.S. E. to St. Alban's, and by the walls is mentioned by Tacitus, in his book De Moriof the Roman Verulam; thence nearly south bus Germanorum, cap 40..

Vossius

supposes till it loses its original name of Verulam that this goudess was Cybele: but she was more and its consequence, near Colney Street, in the properly Terra or the Earth ; for the Germans river Colne, which is there a small stream, and still use hert for the earth, whence also the Engrises near Kit's End in Middlesex. Besides lish word earth. these, there are several smaller streams, particu HERVEY (James), a clergyman of exemplary larly the Maren, the Beane, the Rib, the Quin, piety, was born in 1714, and succeeded his the Ash, and the Gade. The Nine-Sister Spring father in the livings of Weston-Favell, and Colof the celebrated Cam at Ashmead, the source lingtree, in Northamptonshire. These, being of the Hix near Hitchin, and the sources of other within five miles of each other, he attended alrivers are in this county. The Grand Junction ternately with his curate; till, being confined by Canal, from Braunston Wharf on the Coventry ill health, he resided constantly at Weston; Canal to Old Brentford, where it joins the where he diligently pursued the fabors of the Thames, enters the county of Hertford above ministry and his studies. This excellent divine Berkhamstead, an ows the course of the died on ristmas day 1758, leaving the little he Bulbum ‘and Gade to Rickmansworth; and possessed to buy warm clothing for the poor in

that severe season. No work is more generally taken place January the 7th, 1660. Two letor deservedly known than his Meditations and ters which he wrote on military service have Contemplations: contaiuing Meditations among been published ; 1. Concerning the revolt and the Tombs, Reflections on a Flower-garden, a recovery of Tinemouth Castle, London, 1648, Descant on Creation, Contemplations on the 4to.; and 2. A Letter to William Lenthall, conNight and Starry Heavens, and a Winter Piece. cerning a great victory obtained by the ParliaThe sublime sentiments in these pieces have the ment Forces in Northumberland, London, 1648, peculiar advantage of being conveyed in a a flow- folio. ing elegant language, and they have accordingly HESHUSIUS (Tilleman), aGerman Lutheran gone through many editions. He published, divine, born at Wessel in 1526. He wrote, 1. besides, Remarks on lord Bolingbroke's Letters Commentaries on the Psalms:2. On Isaiah: 3. On on History; Theron and Aspasio, or a Series of St. Paul's Epistles; and, 4, On Justification and Dialogues and Letters on the most Important the Lord's Supper. He died in 1588. Subjects; some sermons and other tracts. HESIOD, a very ancient Greek poet; but

HERY, v. a. Sax. þerian, to praise ; to ce- whether contemporary with Homer, or a little lebrate. To hallow; to regard as holy. Now older, is not agreed among the learned. His no longer in use.

father, as he tells us in his Opera et Dies, was And whan that folk it to his fader told,

an inhabitant of Cumæ, one of the Æolian Isles, Not only he, but all his contree mery

now called Taio Nova; and removed thence to Was for this childe, and God they thanke and hery. Ascra, a little village of Beotia, at the foot of

Chaucer. The Clerkes Tale. Mount Helicon,where Hesiod was probably born. But by the mouth of childreu thy bountee, Of what rank his father was is no where said ; Parfourmed is, for on the brest sinking

but that he was driven by misfortunes from Sometime shewen they thin herying.

Cumæ to Ascra, Hesiod himself informs us. Chaucer. The Prioresses Tale.

His father seems to have prospered better at Then wouldst thou learn to carol of love, Ascra, than he did in his own country; yet HeAnd hery with hymns thy lasse's glove. siod could arrive at no higher fortune than

Spenser.

keeping sheep on the top of Mount Helicon. HESBON, ESEBON, or HESABON, in ancient Here he first devoted himself to the service geography, the royal city of the Amorites, in of the Muses, as he boasts in his Generatio the tribe of Reuben, according to Moses; though Deorum :in Josh. xxi. 39, where it is reckoned among the Erewhile as yet the shepherd swain behold, Levitical cities, it is put in the tribe of Gad; Feeding beneath the sacred mount his fold, which proves

its situation to be on the confines of With love of charming song, his breast they fired : both.

There me the heavnenly muses first inspired ; HESDIN, a well built and fortified town in There, when the maids of Jove the silence broke, the department of the Pas-de-Calais, France,

To Hesiod thus the shepherd swain they spoke, &c. situated among the marshes of the small river On the death of the father, an estate was left, Canche. Including the four suburbs contiguous, which ought to have been equally divided be Hesdin contains about 5000 inhabitants, chiefly tween Hesiod and his brother Perses; but Peremployed in the manufacture of stockings, caps, ses defrauded him in the division, by corrupting &c. It is twelve miles south-east of Montreuil, the judges. The last circumstance he mentions and twenty-seven west of Arras.

relating to himself is his conquest in a poetical HESELRIGE (Sir Arthur), Bart., was the contention. Archidamus, king of Eubæa, had eldest son of Sir Thomas Heselrige, of Nosely, instituted funeral games in honor of his own in Leicestershire, a gentleman of an ancient memory, which his sons afterwards took care to family, and succeeded to the title on the death have performed. Here Hesiod was a competitor of his father, in 1629. He was one of the re- for the prize in poetry; and won a tripod, which presentatives in parliament for the county of he consecrated to the Muses. When he was Leicester in 1640, when he distinguished himself grown old (for it is agreed by all that he lived to by his opposition to the arbitrary measures of a very great age), he removed to Locris, a town the court; and was active in procuring a bill of about the same distance from mount Parnassus attainder against lord Stafford. His name' ap- as Ascra was from Helicon. His death was pears among the members of parliament, whose tragical. The man with whom he lived at arrest was the object of Charles I.'s visit to the Locris, a Milesian born, ravished a maid in the house of commons. In the civil wars, Sir same house; and though Hesiod was entirely Arthur Heselrige was governor of Newcastle; ignorant of the fact, yet, being maliciously acand commanded a regiment of cuirassiers, cused to her brothers as an accomplice, he was which he had raised. He also acted at the head unjustly slain with the ravisher, and thrown into of a committee at Leicester, for the confiscation the sea. The Theogony and Opera et Dies are of the property of the royalists. He particularly the only undoubted pieces of this poet now attached himself to Cromwell, whose confidence extant; but it is supposed that even these have he enjoyed; and, after the death of the king, not come down to us complete. A good edition was appointed one of the council of state. The of Hesiod's works was published by Le Clerc, protector likewise nominated him a member of at Amsterdam, in 1701. his house of peers. At the beginning of the HESIONE, in fabulous history, the daughter Restoration, he endeavoured to counteract the of Laomedon, king of Troy, and sister of king designs of Monk; and did not live to witness Priam. Being exposed to be devoured by a the triumph of the royal cause, his death having sea-monster, Hercules killed it and delivered

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